Strelia is based in the heart of Europe, with head offices in Brussels and Luxembourg. We focus on general corporate law, commercial matters, and dispute resolution. We advise clients on M&A, Private Equity, Corporate, Banking & Finance, Capital markets, Commercial Agreements, Restructuring & Insolvency, Tax, Employment & Benefits and Dispute Resolution in those areas.
Our level of service and high quality of work match the standards of international firms, but we never compromise our commitment and flexibility towards our clients, our responsiveness and our cost-effectiveness, which are the traits of a boutique firm.
We undertake local and cross-border work for our clients, and we have strong ties with foreign law firms in all communities across the globe.
We consider ourselves to be deal makers and problem solvers who practice excellence in everything we do. We fiercely defend our clients’ interests in all types of matters—transactional and contentious legal work. For us, great lawyers should possess more than excellent legal expertise and experience. They should also have good common sense (which is often forgotten when dealing with matters of law) and strong business acumen.
We truly believe that building and keeping a solid relationship of trust with our clients and their businesses is a central pillar of our client servicing, and we happily invest in achieving a better understanding of their needs and circumstances.
We concentrate on what we do best and how we can bring real added value to our clients. And whenever necessary, we join forces with experts in specialist areas to create appropriately sized multidisciplinary teams to ensure efficient and quality advice.
Our aim is to be the preferred corporate and litigation law firm for Belgian and international companies.
Our Core Values
We are guided by these values (not in any particular order) in everything we do, and we instil them in all our lawyers and staff members.
We define excellence to mean delivering high quality work, being innovative, and providing cost-effective solutions to our clients in an efficient manner.
We are a team, both among ourselves at the firm and together with the client and the other persons who are called to be part of the team to defend our client’s interests.
All our lawyers and staff really care about our clients. We therefore dedicate our time and efforts in helping them to achieve their business objectives.
Respect For Others
We treat everyone with kindness, respect, and acceptance, inside and outside our firm.
Strelia was founded on 1 January 2013 by a handful of experienced partners from international firms who were accompanied by their associates.
They were enthusiastic about continuing the delivery of the same range and quality of services to the same category of clients but in a way in which the clients (and their interests) and the well-being of the lawyers at the firm would be at the centre of everything they do. Throughout the years, other lawyers who share the same vision joined Strelia also.
The name “Strelia” is inspired by the Spanish and Portuguese word for star: “estrel(l)a”. One of the characteristics of stars is that they give light in the dark, and we consider ourselves to serve a similar purpose as that of the stars: to enlighten and guide our clients using our insight and expertise to advise them on all legal aspects of their transactions and disputes, however complex they may be.
From our base in the centre of Europe, in Belgium and Luxembourg, we have an international approach as a law firm.
This stems from the fact that most of our partners have worked in international firms before founding or joining Strelia. In jurisdictions other than our own, we work with like-minded firms, i.e., those that hold the same values as ours and that deliver the same level of quality in their work and client servicing, with which we have established strong relationships over the years.
We are keen to remain fully independent and to not be a member of any law firm alliance. This allows us to be at liberty to call on any law firm that is best placed to assist our client efficiently, whether our selection is based on expertise, sector knowledge, budgetary requirements, etc.
This flexibility, among other efficient ways of working, has allowed Strelia to be awarded Referral Law Firm of the Year at The Lawyers Awards in London in 2015.